Rat Registration:
Individual
Litter Member
Transfer of Ownership

Breeder Forms:
Litter Number App.
Group Litter
Member

Multiple Transfer

Membership Forms:
Membership
Club Recognition

Other Stuff:
Online Health Update
Registration Certificate

Breeder's Assistant Forms

Custom NARR Forms for Breeder's Assistant

Configuring BA to work with Custom NARR Merge Forms

There are several elements required for BA to work properly with these forms. I am assuming that all features of BA are used to the fullest extent (such as contacts and advanced rat records), as all of the fields on the forms pull from standard fields in BA.

These Forms DO require that PDF support be enabled. You need to download this file (install-getpdfpage.exe) and make sure it's installed on your 'C' drive, even if your operating system or BA are installed on another drive. It simply *will not* work on another drive.. trust me, I've tried!. The forms provided on this page are not the same forms as the standard BA forms, they are slightly altered from the original forms to work more effectively with BA. The regular NARR forms WILL NOT work properly, so please use the forms on this page for use in BA.

If you are using a Mac with a windows emulator to run BA, these forms can be installed and used, I am working on getting the specifics for those that have trouble setting them up, but it has been done!

In Contacts:

  • Rattery Name: The forms assumes a that a simple naming convention is used for Rattery prefixes and Names. Simply stated, in the Rattery field in the Contact Details, General Tab, the rattery initials are listed first, followed by a comma, then the rattery name, for example in the image above, "LSRC,Lone Star Rats of Central Texas" is shown in the Rattery field. A space after the comma is ok, but will alter alignment on the forms slightly. It will not cause any problems.
  • NARR Membership ID: Is stored in the "No." Field in the Contacts Details, General Tab, as seem in the image above. Since at the time I took the snapshot there I had not yet been assigned a membership ID, I have "Pending" in this space, which was really only a note to myself to update it when I received my ID.
  • NARR Membership Type: Since I am a gold "plus" member, I only have this one option set up, it looks for the "Other" flag in the contact record, and if checked, places a mark in the "Gold Member" box on all forms.

In Rats:

  • "Pet Only" Status: This one doesn't use a custom flag, but it checks to see if the "For Breeding" flag in the "More" tab is checked. If it is, the "Pet Only" box is not checked, and if "For Breeding" is not checked, i.e. the animal is "non-breeding" then the "Pet Only" box on the form is marked.
  • Registering Body and Number: The program assumes that the NARR is the first registering body used in the rat record, and pulls the registration number used on the forms from that field. You can change it to the 2nd Registering Body if you use that for NARR, by editing the merge field in question in design mode. The Litter Registration Number is already filled out when you enter it in Mating details for rats you have bred, but if you have adopted a rat from someone else which already had a litter registration number, you may enter it here and it will appear on the litter member form.
  • Types: These pull directly from the Color, Pattern, Ear, Eye, Coat, and Tail fields in rat details.
  • For the Transfer of Ownership Form, for now, the information for the "New Owner" is pulled from the "Owner #2" Field, so if you want that information filled out on the printed form, you can set the second owner to the new owner, and any information you have in your database about the new owner will be included on the form. The "Current Owner" is still assumed to be you, so don't update your BA RAT record to reflect the new owner until you have printed the form.

Currently there are 5 Merge Forms Available:

Download all at once - BA-Merge-Forms.zip (587 KB)

To Install the Forms:

  • Litter Number Application w/ Co-Breeder:
    • Go to: Database | Import | Configuration Data | Matings | Document Forms and select the NARR-AltLitter.rdf file wherever you saved it.
    • To make sure the watermark pdf is set correctly:
      • Make sure you are in the Matings section, and from Display choose NARR Forms | Litter Number w/ Co-Breeder
      • Right click on the form and choose Form Properties
      • Choose the litternumber-ba.pdf file wherever you saved it as the watermark image.
      • Make sure that the dpi is set to 300 and that both bleed and stretch are not checked.
  • Litter Number Application:
    • Go to: Database | Import | Configuration Data | Matings | Document Forms and select the NARR-Litter.rdf file wherever you saved it.
    • To make sure the watermark pdf is set correctly:
      • Make sure you are in the Matings section, and from Display choose NARR Forms | Litter Number
      • Right click on the form and choose Form Properties
      • Choose the litter-ba.pdf file wherever you saved it as the watermark image.
      • Make sure that the dpi is set to 300 and that both bleed and stretch are not checked.
  • Litter Member Registration & Individual Rat Registration
    • Go to: Database | Import | Configuration Data | Rats | Document Forms and select the NARR-LitterMember.rdf file wherever you saved it, and repeat for the NARR -Individual.rdf.
    • To make sure the watermark image is set correctly for the Litter Member form:
      • Make sure you are in the Rats section, and from Display choose NARR Forms| Litter Member
      • Right click on the form and choose Form Properties
      • Choose the littermember-ba.pdf file wherever you saved it as the watermark image.
      • Make sure that the dpi is set to 300 and that both bleed and stretch are not checked
    • To make sure the watermark image is set correctly for the Individual form:
      • Make sure you are in the Rats section, and from Display choose NARR Forms| Individual
      • Right click on the form and choose Form Properties
      • Choose the individual-ba.pdf file wherever you saved it as the watermark image.
      • Make sure that the dpi is set to 300 and that both bleed and stretch are not checked
  • Rat Transfer of Ownership Application:
    • Go to: Database | Import | Configuration Data | Rats | Document Forms and select the NARR-Transfer.rdf file wherever you saved it.
    • To make sure the watermark pdf is set correctly:
      • Make sure you are in the Matings section, and from Display choose NARR Forms | Litter Number
      • Right click on the form and choose Form Properties
      • Choose the transfer-ba.pdf file wherever you saved it as the watermark image.
      • Make sure that the dpi is set to 300 and that both bleed and stretch are not checked.

Your NARR forms should be set up now and ready for use!

If you had any problems installing configuring these forms, or you have any technical issues with the forms or formatting to discuss, please e-mail NARR Breeder's Assistant help at info@ratregistry.org. For general help with Breeder's Assistant, please contact Tenset Technologies directly.

Updates/Changes Made:

  • 11/15/03 - More much needed updates!
    • All forms updated to match the redesigned NARR forms available from the main forms page
    • Added extra spaces in the transfer form to accommodate longer registration numbers
    • Added some health info fields on the litter member form, as well as the DOD and cause. Young deaths happen sometimes and should be recorded, and offspring of rats with a genetic illness are now granted free registration, so including health info on the form may encourage others to register more rats who have "problems"
  • 2/20/03 - Much needed Updates!
    • Added Litter Application w/ Co-Breeder and Transfer of Ownership forms
    • Altered all forms to use PDF versions of the NARR forms - no more images!
    • BA importable forms and all PDF files are now available in a single ZIP package or as individual downloads
  • 12/24/02 - Fixed error in the e-mail field in Litter Member Registration
  • 12/27/02 - Fixed the sex field on forms to reflect both Male/Female and Buck/Doe, if you are using another non-standard naming format, please contact info@ratregistry.org for instructions on how to edit the forms to reflect those changes.

 

For general NARR inquiries, please contact:
info@ratregistry.org

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